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Attractions

Cumbria is packed with famous award-winning attractions. Whether you are discovering the life and works of one of the many famous poets that have resided here, or climbing through the trees to cruising across one of the many beautiful lakes. The variety of visitor attractions on offer in the Lake Disrict ensure that all ages and interests are catered for. There is something for individual adventure seekers as well as families and couples. Take a look below to find out more...
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Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

Contours Walking Holidays

Self-guided walking holidays along Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay.

Brougham Hall

Brougham Hall

This is a site of considerable historical interest from Bronze Age onwards. As part of the amenities of the hall for wedding receptions there is also a 1310 chapel.

Gretigate Stone Circles

Gretigate Stone Circles

Three circles and nine small cairns. The south circle is 104' across, the north-west is 72' with a low central cairn. The third is immediately north of the second, it is 24' across and also encloses a small cairn.

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

Rheged has the largest 3D cinema around, an art gallery with changing art, craft and photography exhibitions, 3 cafes and 9 individual shops.

Hill Top

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

Barton's Yard

The Halston Aparthotel

From breakfast to lunch, coffee to cocktails, Bartons Yard Café Bar is the perfect place to meet, eat & drink.

Water Park Adventure centre

Water Park Adventure Centre

Water Park is a 37-bed outdoor centre on Coniston Water.

Museum of Lakeland Life

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

Hutton-in-the-Forest Historic House

Hutton in the Forest

Historic house based on a medieval pele tower with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. The house contains fine collections of furniture, ceramics, tapestry and portraits and is still a private residence.

Lacra Stone Circle

Lacra Stone Circles

Remnants of five stone circles and two possible stone avenues, circles range from 14' to 60', one of them having contained a cremation.

Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

Wray Castle Pier

Windermere Lake Cruises, Wray Castle

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Wild Fishing

Happy Days

Trevor. Cumbrian born and bred. Country through and through.

Armitt Collection

The Armitt Museum

Museum, art gallery and reference library covering the history life and arts of the Lakes. Collections include Kurt Schwitters, Beatrix Potter, photography, fine art and local history.

Quintessential Lake District

The Carter Company

Tailor made walking holidays with luxury and classic accommodation showing you the hidden gems of the area.

Into the Outside

Into The Outside

Why not experience the Lake District from a different perspective - from the water!! Into the Outside now provide Canoeing & Kayaking trips designed around your interests, skill level and the weather.

Sightseeing Bus

Newcastle to Keswick (888)

This bus journey has been described as one of the most beautiful bus routes in England, taking in the historic Tyne Valley towns of Hexham and Corbridge, before climbing over the rugged moors of the North Pennine fell tops to Alston.

Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch

Enjoy cruising aboard our launches around beautiful Coniston Water. A personal commentary by our crew complements your experience of this wonderful area.

Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle racecourse, the heart of racing in Cumbria. We are much more than a racecourse and offer excellent facilities for conferences, exhibitions and weddings.

The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum

Ruskin Museum tells The Story of Coniston in an award-winning style. John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Bluebird, Arthur Ransome, geology, slate, copper, Herdwick sheep, Langdale linen and Ruskin Lace.

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